Education Programs: Institutes for K-12 Educators

Period of Performance

10/1/2017 - 12/1/2018

Funding Totals

$185,907.00 (approved)
$185,907.00 (awarded)

"Stony the Road We Trod...": Exploring Alabama's Civil Rights Legacy

FAIN: ES-256862-17

Alabama Humanities Foundation (Birmingham, AL 35205-7011)
Martha V. Bouyer (Project Director: March 2017 to March 2021)

A three-week institute for thirty school teachers on the history and legacy of the civil rights movement in Alabama.

"Stony the Road We Trod...": Exploring Alabama's Civil Rights Legacy offers educators a rare opportunity to explore America’s Second Revolution for Civil and Human Rights in an interactive, intensive institute. Often referred to as, the “Heart of Dixie,” the “Cradle of the Confederacy," and the “Birthplace of the Modern Civil Rights Movement,” Alabama's story is one of great magnitude and depth that must be explored in thought and discussion as much as through text and research in order to understand and appreciate the significance of the role it played in shifting the strategy and outcomes of the national and global struggles for civil rights. Through lectures and discussions with noted scholars; interactions with foot soldiers of the Movement; trips to key sites of memory; and primary source research, participants will better understand how events in Alabama impacted the struggle for civil rights around the world. This inspiring, three-week institute will be offered July 8-28, 2018.

Media Coverage

Teachers nationwide coming to Alabama to study Civil Rights Movement (Media Coverage)
Date: 8/8/2017
Abstract: Thirty school teachers from across the country will travel to Alabama in 2018 to study the history and legacy of the civil rights movement in the state, thanks to a $185,907 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities announced this week to support the Alabama Humanities Foundation in producing a three-week institute. The institute, titled "'Stony the Road We Trod . . .': Exploring Alabama's Civil Rights Legacy," is the brainchild of veteran educator and Vice President of the Jefferson County Board of Education Martha Bouyer. Since 2002, Bouyer has directed over 20 workshops on the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama.